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Remember the e-mail I received stating that tonight’s Expelled screening in Tempe was canceled? The e-mail simply stated: The Tempe, AZ Screening has been canceled. Well, Ken McKnight called the theater today two or so hours before the screening. Ken says: I just called the Arizona Mills Harkins theater and said that I had heard…

Stein on scientists

Never one who is afraid to paint with a very broad brush, Ben Stein gives us this gem (from a Christianity Today interview): I believe God created the heavens and the earth, and it doesn’t scare me when scientists say that can’t be proved. I couldn’t give a [profanity] whether a person calls himself a…

Caroline Crocker and Expelled

Caroline Crocker is one of the ID martyrs for the faith featured in Expelled (and in now Executive Director of IDEA). The bogus nature of her case has been well known for a while, but over at Tiny Frog there is a useful "mash-up" of the available information about Crocker.

Expelled in Tempe …

The Expelled boyos seem to be tightening up their act. Now you can’t RSVP for future events all of which have been removed from the list. Compare this (yesterday) with this. There’s a screening scheduled for Harkins Arizona Mills at 7pm on April 3rd. I RSVPed last night and got the following in reply: Dear…

Expelled and Reduction ad Hitlerum

Phil Plait on the reductio ad Hitlerum that is central to Expelled!: For the producers of this movie to continue this Big Lie tying evolution and Nazis together is an irony almost too big to comprehend, given that this is precisely how Nazi propaganda worked. In a rich field of creationist ironies, this may be…

Bruce Chapman is a liar

Truth: This was a private screening with no admission charge, and you had to reserve seats ahead of time; you also had to sign a promise that you wouldn’t record the movie while you were there, and they were checking ID. Everyone in my family reserved seats under our own names, myself included. There was…

Hobgoblin of little minds

In The Chronicle of Higher Education (12/21/01) William Dembski had this to say about his publication strategy: “I’ve just gotten kind of blase about submitting things to journals where you often wait two years to get things into print. And I find I can actually get the turnaround faster by writing a book and getting…

Worst justification ever.

Why to not engage in scientific peer review: We have often received feedback in the form of questions on the lines of, ‘If creation is scientific, then why don’t you publish in peer-reviewed secular journals?’ Andrew Kulikovsky answers this common question in detail. He points out the advantage of peer review but then documents its…

ID needs a “big event”

PZ has noted that the boyos over at Uncommon Descent have deep-sixed a comment thread that (rightly) pointed out that he bested DI-fellow Geoffrey Simmons in their debate yesterday (it will be interesting to see how the DI spins this one). Happily, After The Bar Closes has the comments archived. Therein, you can find this…

Questions you can’t ask

Apparently there are some questions you just can’t ask. The cdesign proponentsists maintain that the truth is being stifled by their not being allowed ask "difficult" questions of evolutionary biology. Yet we need to remember that supporters of intelligent design have questions that they avoid, often by censorship of the kind they accuse mainstream science.…